Wednesday, June 20, 2012

BADP is FOUR Today!


Yes, it's hard to believe, but my blog baby is four years old today.  Do the math....1,492 blog posts according to Blogger and 444 followers.  On June 20, 2008, I started this blog with Eric Tenin as my inspiration.  I did it purely to make myself get out there and take more photographs ( little did I know!) so I could improve my skills.  What I didn't realize was the world it would open  up for me.  With the help of Janet Gresham ( Selma AL Photo Blog) I began to make my way into Blog World and what a wonderful world it has been.  In these past four years I've made so many wonderful blog and reader friends, many of whom I've had the pleasure of meeting in person.  I thank you all for your visits, your emails and your faithful comments.  And now, before I start sniffling, I will let Laura Kate blow out the candles and get this party started!!!

23 comments:

TheChieftess said...

WooHoo!!! I get to be the first to say Happy Blogbirthday!!! Congratulations!!! I'd say you more than met your original goal! Your photography was gotten more and more wonderful with each year of postings!!!

TheChieftess said...

apparently my grammar hasn't improved though...that should be "has gotten"!!!

cieldequimper said...

Bon anniversaire !

Dina said...

Happy birthday to the blog, mazal tov!
Wishing you many more lovely posts.

s.c said...

Nice one, and that she may have a nice day.

MadAboutParis said...

You "do" BHM proud...I sure have enjoyed my visits there...wish I could be there to buy you a coupe at Little Savannah!

Eric Tenin said...

My dear Virginia, nothing makes me more happy than seeing a post like this. Four years is quite an achievement and I really hope you're proud of it.

This dailyphoto blogging adventure allowed me to meet very nice people from all over the world and you are definitely one of them. (And just by landing on your page today I can hear your Southern accent loud and clear LOL!)

I wish you a très bon anniversaire and hope to see you soon in... Paris! (I'm sure you won't resist coming back anytime soon ;-))

Rambling Round said...

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday! Such a cute pix to celebrate both your fourths, and thanks for mentioning me and my blog. After 5-plus years, I gotta get some more pix! BTW, I love visiting Bham thru your blog. Two of my boys live up there now, so I know where I want to go if I ever get back up to visit!

Virginia said...

Eric,
Merci ya'll. (Get M. to translate that for you! )

Janet, And again I thank you for getting this blog up and running . I hope we can shoot around B'ham when you come up for a visit. I still want to come back to Selma to have another crack at Old LIve Oak!

Thank you all for your dear birthday wishes. BTW, Laura Kate is 7 now but I dug this photo out of the archives for obvious reasons. :)

Karl Demetz said...

Happy Anniversary to your blog baby, Virginia! Very nice pic.

RedPat said...

Congrats Virginia! You and your blog are an inspiration.

Virginia said...

Thank you all for your dear comments. It's been a very fun day on the blog!
V

Bob Crowe said...

And I'm sitting were wearing a funny hat and blowing a noisemaker as I write this. Congratulations! You have shown enormous dedication and I have enjoyed watching your growth as a photographer. Looking forward to seeing you in person later this summer.

Virginia said...

Bob,
And I am so appreciative of your guidance and expertise. You've been my mentor and put up with my feistiness, and I appreciate it so very much. Now, when you and C get to B'ham, we're going to have some big fun!
Hugs
V

Virginia said...

Bob,
And I am so appreciative of your guidance and expertise. You've been my mentor and put up with my feistiness, and I appreciate it so very much. Now, when you and C get to B'ham, we're going to have some big fun!
Hugs
V

Paula said...

Congratulations, V. Nobody in Blogdom works harder than you. There should be fireworks over Alabama tonight in your honor.

JM said...

Congratulations on your wonderful work, V! I truly enjoyed every visit to your blog. Thank you, my friend. And what a marvelous image you've chosen for this day!

Bibi said...

Happy Blog Birthday!

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

Happy Birthday! I like the rest of the CDP community and bloggers generally know how much time effort it has taken to get here. So well done.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Congratulations, Virginia. Not he least among your accomplishments is havig two blogs at once. I'm in awe.

Thérèse said...

How sweet!
Happy Anniversary!
Hope to meet you one day...

Daryl Edelstein said...

its a lovely blog .. and I am honored to have spent time in B'ham sweltering, er, enjoying your city and your hospitality!!!!!

brattcat said...

sorry i missed the day. happy happy. we all have something to celebrate. four years of amazing images. thank you.